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Where can I buy fresh wide flat rice noodles in Vancouver?

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Hi,

I'm looking for a good place to buy wide flat fresh rice noodles (for making pad see ew or chow foon/fun). I've looked in a handful of Asian produce markets, but haven't had any luck so far. I live in Kits, so the closer to there the better, but if it's a matter of going East or to Chinatown that's fine too. Thanks for your help :)

~Alexis

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  1. Is shrink-wrapped (ready-to-eat but needs re-heating in boiling water or stir-fried) "fresh" to you ?

    HON's sells their rice noodles at their own restaurants (Chinatown, downtown) but also in many Asian green grocers, usually in the back freezer section where dairy is kept.

    http://www.hons.ca/hons_english.htm

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    1. re: LotusRapper

      Thanks for the lead on HON's. All of the noodles I've found in the green grocers so far (3 places in KIts/Dunbar) are too narrow. I'm looking for noodles that are about an inch or so wide.
      ~Alexis

      1. re: chaco24

        An inch ? Are there noodles that wide ?

        Chow fun/ho fun is approx. 1/3 to 1/2 inch, I gather. Is this what you're referring to ?

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahe_fen

        1. re: LotusRapper

          Yep,they exist. I couldn't make a link but if you image search chow fun or pad see ew you can see them. Thanks for your help :)

      2. re: LotusRapper

        Oops, just saw the pictures further down on the wikipedia site - those thicker versions may work. I'll look for those. thanks :)

        1. re: chaco24

          Yeah, Hon's has them IIRC. They come in different widths. Best source ...... T & T Supermarket or Hon's restaurant.

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          T & T Supermarket
          189 Keefer Pl, Vancouver, BC V6B6L4, CA

      3. i believe you can buy the rice noodle un-cut. so you can decide on the width.
        imho, the hon's noodle are terrible. too thick and they are made for retail and extra 'shelf life'.
        sorry i cant think of the source at the moment.

        1. I'd suggest buying Hon's plain "rice wraps" and cut them to the noodle width you desire.
          They're thin!

          1. Toko Foods on W.7th @ Columbia might sell them:

            http://www.tokofoods.com/default.asp

            I've only eaten there twice so I don't know about buying their noodle products.